For whatever reason, you decided that bald is beautiful, but that doesn't get you off the hook for caring for your scalp. A shaved head still requires specific care.
1. PREP. You should shave your head at the end of a hot shower when the hairs are softer. Apply a good quality shave cream such as AVEDA's Pure-Formance shave cream. I recently had the privilege to to test out this brand new cream (It's not yet in stores!), from Aveda's award-winning pure-formance line which features soothing aloe, sunflower, licorice, and soybean extracts. TIP: Leave the shave cream on for several minutes before shaving for the smoothest, irritation-free shave.
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2. SHAVE. Use a good quality razor. My favorite is the GILLETTE Fusion Power, with 5 blades for the closest shave you have ever had!
$11 - Drugstores Nationwide
3. MOISTURIZE. As with any other shaving (legs, underarms, face), dry skin can often occur, so use a good moisturizer/aftershave. Also from AVEDA's brand new Pure-Formance shaving system is the dual-action aftershave, which soothes shaving irritation AND moisturizes skin using the same award-winning pure-formance formulations.
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4. PROTECT. A shaved or bald head has a much greater exposure to the sun's damaging rays, so use a sunscreen with a high SPF like JACK BLACK Sun Guard with SPF 45. In addition to the sun protection factor, it offers vitamins A, C, and E to sooth and nourish the skin. It's also water and sweat resistant, so you won't have to reapply.
$20 - Jack Black www.getjackblack.com